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From Kay Kay <kaykay.uni...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Moving to Maven (HBASE-2099)
Date Sat, 13 Feb 2010 08:25:54 GMT
Mathias -
    I have been using Ivy / Maven , interchangeably in different 
projects for the build management.  Both of them clearly have their 
strong points and drawbacks.  Ivy fits great for thrift because of the 
nature of tasks , involved using some external command-line (thrift 
generators) etc.  As I mentioned before - HBase does not have such cross 
maven goals / between the hairs as the build lifecycle is pretty 
   In any case - the intention is to get to publish HBase artifacts and 
maintain a smaller core and encouraging contribs. from the artifacts as 
opposed to getting into the codebase.
Once there are HBase artifacts published , the contrib / plugins for the 
same would be free to use ivy (with m2compatible="true") / maven as 

Ryan -
    The slowness is attributed to the 'changing="true" ' in ivy.xml-s 
for all the hadoop-common / -hdfs / -mapreduce snapshots that we are 
using. I am facing similar 'slowness' with other mvn hadoop (snapshot) 
dependencies as well. In retrospective, that should have been made a 
configurable flag in libraries.properties , to ease things. Hopefully 
that is sorted out soon.

On 02/13/2010 12:10 AM, Ryan Rawson wrote:
> Would you mind elaborating more?  At the moment, most people do not
> build hbase, and the POM/jar/publishing thing is orthogonal - those
> who wish to build their own projects with ivy and/or ant are free to
> do so and not be impacted by our use of maven.
> We have ivy, but it doesnt integrate with our IDEs and is rather slow
> to build and rebuild.
> On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 12:03 AM, Mathias Herberts
> <mathias.herberts@gmail.com>  wrote:
>> -1
>> I think Maven is too complex and will lower the adoption of HBase by
>> people today willing to build it.
>> I would suggest using Ivy for dependency management as was done in Thrift.
>> Mathias.

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